aug 18, 2014

Petrochemical America: Project Room on view at Pomona College

September 2 - December 19, 2014
The Pomona College Museum of Art

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Join Kate at Building Conversation Symposium

Wednesday, July 23 / 1:00 - 6:00 PM
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jun 18, 2014

You're Invited! Living Breakwaters at Conference House Park

Saturday, June 28 / 12:00 - 5:00 PM
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Join Gena at RBD Panel hosted by National Building Museum

Tuesday, June 24 / 7:00 - 8:30 PM
National Design Museum

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Petrochemical America: Project Room on view at Pomona College

aug 18, 2014

September 2 - December 19, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6, 5-7 PM

The Pomona College Museum of Art
330 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 (map)

The Pomona College Museum of Art presents the traveling exhibition Petrochemical America on view from September 2 to December 19, 2014. Organized by Aperture Foundation, Petrochemical America represents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff. The exhibition brings into focus the industrialized landscape of the Mississippi River Corridor that stretches from Baton Rouge to New Orleans—a place that first garnered attention as “Cancer Alley” because of unusually high reports of cancer and other diseases in the area. The exhibition reveals traces of their collaborative process and features Misrach’s haunting photographs of the region and Orff’s Ecological Atlas, a series of visual narratives, or “throughlines.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dialogue between photograph and drawing begins to unpack complex economic and ecological forces that have shaped this landscape, mapping cycles of extraction and transformation from the scale of the neighborhood, to the region, to the globe. Ultimately, this joint enterprise offers an expansion of both disciplines and a richly researched and concretely visualized study of the petrochemical industry and American culture, which has become intricately intertwined with its output.

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